Women in Business Awards

Empretec’s Women in Business Awards rewards outstanding businesswomen previously trained by the programme.

The Women in Business Award is granted every other year to women who have participated in Empretec training and later shown outstanding performance and success as entrepreneurs.

Since 2008, seven rounds of Women in Business Awards have seen the participation of 280 women from developing countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.


Women in Business Awards

Seven rounds of Women in Business Awards since 2008

Women in Business Awards 2023

Women in Business Awards 2023

The 8th edition of the Empretec Women in Business Awards will be held during the World Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 18 October 2023.

The Awards acknowledge the contributions of inspiring women entrepreneurs to the implementation of the Global Goals, celebrating their success, boosting their recognition and to empower women in general.




Women in Business Awards 2020

The 7th edition of the Empretec Women in Business Awards was held virtually to recognize the contributions of inspiring women entrepreneurs trained by the Empretec programme and to celebrate their success in the world of business.

Meet the finalists

Afnan Kamel Ali (Jordan)

Eureka Tech Academy, Education for students under 18 years old on technology, innovation, programming, and engineering

Paula Itati de la Vega Sánchez (Argentina)

Bioita « utensilios de caña », manufacturing of ecological products

Agda Oliver (Brazil)

Meu Mecânico, Mechanical services for vehicles

Sandra Milena Sánchez Valenzuela (Colombia)

Agencia Internacional SHARK, Digital business and marketing services

Ana María Villavicencio Flores (Ecuador)

Finca Agroturística Don Antonio, Agrotourism and gastronomy

Kayan Motashaw (India)

LivRite Foods, Manufacture of honey “Beelicious”

Julian Nyamahunge Omalla (Uganda)

Delight Uganda Ltd, Processing, packaging and distributing popular fruit drink “Cheers”

Sandra Anne Ghouse (Malaysia)

3E Training and Education Sdn Bhd – Soft skills and corporate training company

Nicoleta Hritcu (Romania)

SC Retro Food SRL and SC Cuptorul Moldovencei SRL, Manufacturing and sale of bread, cakes, and fresh pastry

Hadija Jabiri Pheri (Tanzania)

GBRI Business Solutions Company Limited, Growing, packaging, and exporting vegetables and fruits